Questions tagged [sign-up]

Use this tag for questions about the Stack Exchange sign-up procedure. You can sign up with a username/password or an OpenID provider; in the latter case, use the [openid] tag as well.

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Answer draft is lost if you click to sign up

When writing an answer on a site where you don't have an account or are not logged in, below the answer entry textbox are options to create an account or continue as guest by providing a nickname and ...
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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Changing the picture to Identicon/uploaded picture doesn’t change the picture during sign-up process

Changing the profile picture to Identicon or uploading a new picture doesn’t change the picture in corresponding block (on the right hand side of “change picture” button) during sign-up process:
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Sign up started from mobile web doesn’t allow to upload the profile picture

Actually there’s no mobile view Sign Up page, but if you started sign up process from mobile version of site there’s no option to upload the profile picture. It looks weird. Just spot the difference: ...
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Bad combination of colors for text and background on Sign up button

Just open MSE (or any other SE site) in private mode to see the ugly color-combination: Same for the achivements-popup. BTW don't forget about long standing colors issue in chat.
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Why would someone signing up for Travel want to subscribe to news from Stack Overflow?

I just happened to notice this checkbox option in the sign-up page on Travel: It seems odd to have an option to sign up for Stack Overflow emails when the site has nothing to do with Stack Overflow. ...
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Cannot sign up to Area 51 [duplicate]

I cannot sign up to Area 51. The error is Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: An unexpected error occurred while logging in. It's not you, it's us. This is our fault. Detailed information ...
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Allow Users with Starting Bonus to Upvote/Comment on any Site Without Signing Up for That Site

I'm sure it's happened to you: you're browsing Stack Overflow, when you see that amazingly tempting HNQ in the corner. You click on it, and have an immediate urge to comment/upvote. You click the ...
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Page not found error when joining SciFi SE [duplicate]

Today while I browsed around the SE sites I found an interesting answer on SciFi Meta SE. The answer can be found here if relevant. Since I don't have an account there yet I was prompted to sign up or ...
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No margin for “Sign Up” button

It seems there should be a margin for “Sign Up” button in the top bar: To see that just open a SE site in browser private mode.
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Completed sign-up on another device [duplicate]

I posted a question on CS without having created an account. I then started the procedure to sign-up, but finished it by clicking on the link in the email from another device. Problem is, the question ...
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Unusual behavior logging in to stackexchange.com only (not other SE sites) [duplicate]

When I am logged in to one SE site, then type the url for another derivative SE site in a new tab, I'm already logged in there as usual. However, when I type stackexchange.com I see the page not ...
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SignUp throws error in StackExchange.com for the non logged-in user

After the top bar changes in the StackExchange.com, when a non logged-in user click the Sign Up button, instead of navigating to the corresponding page it displays the openid related code in the ...
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Text on Sign Up button is not aligned for localized sites

Text on "Sign Up" button is not aligned horizontally for localized sites: Stack Overflow in Portuguese Stack Overflow in Spanish Stack Overflow in Russian Русский язык Stack Exchange For ruSO ...
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Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites in a single click?

Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites with a single click, instead of joining each and every site?
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Sign-up verification email being sent in Markdown

I just signed up for an account and I received an email in unparsed Markdown, which my client does not understand: You're almost done! [Click here to complete your registration](https://math....
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Link in sign up hung

I have Google account connected already. But when I go with sign-up and click on Google sign-in, it hangs. App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: Sony Device Model: E2363 OS Version: 6.0.1 (...
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Different tooltip text for Sign Up tab

On the page https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup tooltip for Sign Up tab says (emphasis is mine): Sign up to {SiteName} Same tab on the page https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/...
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Signup email link doesn't work when your name is… unusual

I tried to register an account with the name ௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵௵...
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'Edit Profile' overwrites my Display Name

When I do edit my profile, my display name is overwritten and the text box is populated with something like user12345 format. I have to refill the text box with my old name everytime before I hit '...
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Did not receive site association bonus (+100 rep)

I'm a long time user with more than 1500 rep on the main site I visit. I have recently joined the physical fitness beta site and have not been awarded the site association bonus. I believe this is a ...
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Could you please have a notice or other encouragement for new users to take the tour first?

As a new user, enjoying your site, really knowledgeable crowd out here, but I have come to some grief — downvotes, closed question etc. It would have helped — please consider a strong ...
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Cannot complete signup in Firefox

I recently tried signing up at security.stackexchange, and I have a profile. However, in Firefox it always says "complete signing up" and never finishes. On Firefox I have 21 reputation points and in ...
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Issue when joining community [duplicate]

I had an issue when joining the parenting Community. I tried to join the community but it gave me an error, I came back a couple of hours later and had the reputation alert telling me that because I ...
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Login page: password validation

I have noticed a typo in the password validation field when you sign up on Stack Overflow. When your password is 6 characters or less, this gets displayed: Quoting the text: Must contain at ...
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Title of question (populated from search) does not persist through google sign-up

Steps to recreate: go to serverfault.com as an unregistered user click 'ask question' when shown the 'please be nice, and please search first' page, enter a search term in the input box: 'who loves ...
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Creating account didn't log me in / didn't create an account

I've created account on Server Fault with the "Join this community" button. It seems to be created as I see my picture and a starting 101 reputation on top. But when I tried to upvote I got a message ...
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Stack Overflow Careers: Inconsistent Labeling on “Fill Out Your Profile” Page During Signup

Page: https://careers.stackoverflow.com/cv/create The Text on the Page Says By clicking "continue", you agree to our privacy policy and terms of service. But the actual button says Get Started, not ...
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Couldn't sign up on Careers.stackoverflow with my location

I live in Hong Kong, which is a city on its own. Ideally, just "Hong Kong" should work, since it is both a city and a Special Administrative Region under China. Nonetheless, it didn't let me sign ...
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weak sign up page password placeholder text

According to this article the password 12345 was the third most popular password in use in the year of 2014. So why does SE use such a weak and commonly used password as a placeholder hint? ...
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Stack Exchange app sign up problem

I have signed up in Stack Exchange app with my Google email account, and it showed sign up successfully reminding me to check my email inbox to verify the sign-up procedure. I clicked that sign up ...
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Signup button in “Thanks for the feedback!” dialog on meta.*.stackexchange.com redirect to the meta via HTTPS

Visit any question on http://meta.*.stackexchange.com/ without logged-in Upvote that, you will get "Thanks for the feedback!" dialog Click "Sign up using Email and Password" Then redirected to https://...
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CAPTCHA error message text color is black, while it should be white

Go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/signup, or /users/signup on any SE site. Click "sign up" without filling any fields. For readability and consistency - the color of error message should ...
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Yes, I know my passwords do not match, I'm still typing them!

This picture shows me typing in my confirmation password when I sign up: My response? Yes, I know my passwords do not match, I'm still typing them! Why does this show all the time, and not just ...
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Terse error on subsequent click on completion email link

I created a new account to see the text mentioned in this question. I glanced at the other preferences and, seeing nothing more to report, I followed and accepted the delete option. I then clicked on ...
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Change login to use a dialog box rather than a separate web page

Stack Exchange websites redirect the user to another page for logging in or signing up. Being frank, I don't like this. The website Flipkart does this a better way. At the upper right of the page, ...
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Can I use SE after deactivating Facebook account? [duplicate]

Can I use StackExchange services if I deactivate my facebook account which I used for signing up to StackExchange? Can I change my SE nickname, or am I stuck to my Facebook login name?
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Exposed HTML on the “Confirm Your New Account” page

While testing the signup process on Seasoned Advice, I noticed a bit of text that should be bold, but is code instead: I haven't looked to see if it's a problem on other sites and I'm using a Chrome ...
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When someone forgets to enter their username on the sign up page, prompt them to enter it rather than throwing an error

If you happen to pick one of the icons under "More sign up options" (other than Yahoo, that is), a new prompt appears asking for a username: If, for some reason, you don't put anything in that box ...
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Unable to sign up to Aviation SE – Oops! Something Bad Happened!

Whenever I try to sign up to Aviation SE using my OpenID which I use on other SE sites, I am correctly transferred to my OpenID provider, and after logging in there and confirming the request, I am ...
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Can't sign up for meta.apple.stackexchange.com [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty signing up for meta.apple.stackexchange.com. When I click "signup" and choose my Google account, I'm taken back to the question without the typical flow of allowing access to ...
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Automatically signed up for all Stack Exchange [duplicate]

One thing that I observed is that you're not automatically signed up for a Stack Exchange that you haven't sign up. My suggestion is to automatically sign them up to all Stack website (Think like ...
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Why does the logo not show up when signing up for a site and confirming the account? [closed]

I was signing up for Software Recommendations and realized that a unicorn stole their logo! We need to get it back! Really, the logo is missing when you sign up on SR, and I don't know if this is a ...
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When I try to sign up for a new SE site, or log in to even Stack Overflow with a different browser, I keep seeing this page with missing content

When I try to sign up for a Stack Exchange site that I'm not already signed up for, or if I try to log into one from a browser that I'm not already logged in through (hence relevance for meta.so), I ...
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Is it possible to make signing up gracefully fail over to logging in if the SE OpenID account exists?

For most OpenID options, it doesn't much matter if you pick the "Sign up" versus the "Log in" tab on the sign in page. Whether you have an account on the site or not, it just does the right thing. ...
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Why is the Stack Exchange OpenID option expanded upon signup?

Today I got a support email from someone asking why they needed to establish a password in order to post questions. My first thought was that they were asking about some other site since we delegate ...
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When creating a new Stack Exchange account it says display name is optional, but it's not [closed]

When signing up for a new Stack Exchange account (e.g. on Stack Overflow), it says the user name is optional: I tried to sign up without entering a name, and it did not work.
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Please do not bother me about password mismatches until I've finished typing

When I tried to use the new login page to create a new Stack Exchange account, I found the functionality of the password check very annoying and a bit too aggressive. As soon as I enter the password ...
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New login page thinks I created an account even when it fails

So I tried to play with the new login page in meta when trying to help another user understand the login system. Currently, I have a Google account and a Stack Exchange account and am logged in with ...
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Reduce site misuse by new users - mandate getting the Informed badge (taking tour) [duplicate]

Proposal All new sign-ups* should be required to obtain the Informed badge, which simply means taking the tour, before they are allowed to post their first question or answer. * During the feature ...